In his lecture, Search for the USS Scorpion: An update on recent investigations of the War of 1812 Chesapeake Flotilla, Troy will reveal recent discoveries, provide a historical overview, and discuss future research plans for the six year project to study the flotilla and search for the Scorpion.
Prior to joining the Maryland Historical Trust as Assistant State Underwater Archaeologist, Troy worked on various projects with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology in Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Turkey, and at the Conservation Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University. He also has directed terrestrial and underwater archaeological investigations throughout the southeastern and middle Atlantic states.
He is currently involved in archaeological surveys of Maryland’s Revolutionary, 1812, and Civil War naval engagement sites, and the search for the flagship of the Chesapeake Flotilla, Scorpion in partnerships with various state and federal agencies.
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, a state museum of archaeology and home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, is a program of the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning. It is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River and the St. Leonard Creek in St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org.